Using scientific-inquiry activities for developing teachers' and supervisors' scientific literacy

  • Luecha Ladachart School of Education, University of Phayao, Phayao 56000, Thailand
  • Chokchai Yuenyong Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand
Keywords: science teachers and supervisors, scientific inquiry, scientific literacy, teaching and learning science

Abstract

     This research report presents the results of implementing six scientific inquiry learning activities with 72 science teachers and supervisors in southern regions of Thailand. This research aimed (1) to compare the science teachers’ scientific literacy before and after the implementation and (2) to compare the supervisors’ scientific literacy before and after the implementation. The researchers used a pre-experimental design to address the research objectives. In doing so, the researchers collected data using two scientific literacy tests, which were proved to be equal. Each test consisted of 26 four-choice questions. The researchers analyzed the data using a software package. The research results revealed that both the science teachers and the supervisors had significantly gained their average score after the implementation.

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Published
2017-04-01
Section
Thai articles